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Jeep Compass and Patriot Will Merge Into One Model

Feb 11 2015 08:35 AM | Jeep News
The Jeep Compass and Patriot crossovers will merge into one model in the next few years. CarAdvice.com.au spoke with Jeep director Jim Morrison at the launch of the Renegade where he revealed the two models will become one.

“Yes, those two models will become one,” Morrison said. “That’ll be the Compatriot.”

Before you start groaning about 'Compatriot', Morrison says thats a 'fun' name for the upcoming model - i.e. not going onto the production model. Now the model will sit between the new Renegade and Cherokee. The new model is expected to debut next year, with sales following a year after.

Source: CarAdvice.com.au


Another Update for the Nine-Speed In the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200

Feb 04 2015 03:45 PM | Jeep News
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been working hard on trying to fix the nagging issues with the nine-speed automatic in the Jeep Cherokee and certain Chrysler 200s with constant updates. But those updates aren't making a dent in those issues as a number of complaints of hard shifts, lunging, and unexpected disengagement of the transmission litter the 2014 Jeep Cherokee page on SaferCar.gov.

Automotive News has learned that Chrysler will be issuing a new update to 2014 and 2015 model year Jeep Cherokees and certain 2015 Chrysler 200s for the nine-speed transmission. This update only applies for models equipped with the 2.4L four-cylinder. A spokeswoman from FCA says the update is "intended to keep the vehicle performing as intende...


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Files New Trademark For "Golden Eagle"

Jan 20 2015 07:00 AM | Jeep News
From the newly unveiled Ram 1500 Rebel, to Dodge's popular Blacktop models, no other automaker seems to love special edition models quite like the Fiat Chrysler bunch. And if a recent trademark filing is any indication, FCA could have yet another special model on its way to buyers in the future.

FCA filed for the Golden Eagle trademark with the United States Trademark and Patent Office on December 12, 2014. If the Golden Eagle name sounds familiar to you, it should: it was first used on special edition Jeep models in the late '70s, and as recently as 2006.

Golden Eagle edition Jeeps typically carried special eagle graphics and gold wheels, hence the name.

Considering FCA's track record and the use o...


Still Under Consideration: Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Jan 19 2015 10:35 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


Stop me if you heard this or a variation of this story before. Jeep President and CEO Mike Manley told Australian media at the Detroit Auto Show that the brand is still considering whether or not do a Wrangler Pickup. “Firstly we are now well into the...



Jeep Is Responsible For Big Chunk Of New Car Sales Growth

Dec 08 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


Jeep has always been the most important part of Chrysler. But now its an important part of new car sales in general. Automotive News has been crunching the numbers and has figured out that in the past eleven months, automakers have sold around 780,000...





Rumorpile: Jeep Registers Trackhawk

Oct 09 2014 08:15 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


Since the announcement was made that SRT would be integrated back into Dodge, the question of what would happen to the Chrysler 300 SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has been up in the air. We've heard that the former would be canceled, while the latter...



Jeep Ponders Hybrid Powertrains

Dec 30 2013 11:05 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


Like every other automaker, Jeep is looking at ways to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy in light of more stringent regulations. One technology the off-road brand is looking at is hybrid technology.   “We are absolutely looking at d...






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